The President's Roundtable on Alcohol & Other Drugs is a campus and community coalition that was established in 1998. Efforts are aimed toward developing strategies that include environmental approaches (such as more vigorous enforcement of zero tolerance laws, other drinking and driving laws, and strategies to reduce the availability of alcohol) as well as initiatives that target individual drinkers (implementation of routine alcohol screening, counseling and treatment).
Events & Accomplishments
Kutztown University was awarded the 2015-2017 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) Grant. PLCB funding will support efforts to reduce underage access and underage choice of alcohol consumption in the Kutztown Borough with evidence-informed strategies and programs. Projects defined in KU's grant application are to enhance the Kutztown Living Program (KLP) to KLP/Making a Difference, capacity building for the President's Roundtable on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and offer AlcoholEDU for College for first-year students.
In 2016, Kutztown University responded to the recovery community. There is a new meeting space for Alcohol Anonymous (open) meeting on Tuesdays 8-9 p.m. in Old Main Room 123 during school sessions.
In April 2014 concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds, living in Kutztown and surrounding regions pulled together to form Kutztown Strong. Members of this coalition are committed to making a difference. The coalition wants to help prevent and treat substance abuse in the Kutztown and surrounding communities and provide a fun and safe environment for young people in which to thrive. President's Roundtable on Alcohol & Other Drugs continues to be supportive to Kutztown Strong.